2018 has heralded the return of the brow. Long forgotten on the fashion scene, brows are coming back bigger and bolder than ever – claiming their place on catwalks from New York to London, Paris to Milan…. Why? Defined brows have a soft strength to frame the eyes with a quiet confidence. Once you bring back the arch, the shape, the tapered finish, everything else will follow.
This look is all about glowing skin with a warm, highlighted finish, dreamy eyes, natural lips and defined Wow brows – all working together in perfect symmetry.
Blend Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light all over face for a luminous glow, using a Ellis Faas Concealer to cover any darkness around the eyes and imperfections. Apply Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronze Duo in Sunset using Hourglass Blush Brush to warm, contour and highlight. Use a small amount of the blush on the apples of for a subtle flush.
Apply Nars Cream Eyeshadow in Cosmic Girl to eye-lid as a base. Layer the paler colour in Nars Eye Shadow Duo in Indian Summer over to set the base. Blend the darker colour in the duo through the crease to define. Use an eye-opening white liner like the Utowa Eye Crayon in Nude White along rim of eye – this will open the eye and relieve any redness. Curl the lashes for added impact, and finish with Stila Lash Visor.
Keep the lips simple. Wash Chantecaille Lip Chic in Camellia over lips for beautifully subtle sheen and natural colour.
Fill and define brows using a brow shadow. Nars Eyeshadows in Bali and Blondie are perfect brow colours (a great two-for-one investment!). Apply your shadow using a brow brush like Nars Brow Shader Brush (#5) – the perfect shape and density to give you ultimate control to feather powder into the brows to add volume. The result is dramatic brows that still have a softness, without being ‘drawn on’ or harsh.
Other ways to get the Wow brow:
Stila Brow Set – Fair Set: Best for fair to very fair complexions. Use the light side to shade in gaps or to add volume and use the dark side to finish the brow with a fine tapered tip.
Stila Brow Set – Dark Set: Great for medium to dark complexions. Use the lighter side to create the shape then layer the darker side for depth and impact.
Stila Double Sided Brow Brush #18: the double ended brow brush allows you to blend powder between brows to create shape then use the brush on the other end to soften (airbrush) the finish.